Today, you could control your home lightings from anywhere in the world. You don’t need to be physically present in your home anymore, just to switch on/off the lights; all thanks to the ever advancing home automation technology. Home lighting systems have been made convenient with the numerous different types of home lighting controls.
What are these different types of home lighting controls?
There are different types of home lighting controls you could purchase for your smart home. These home lighting controls include:
- Occupancy and Vacancy sensors
These home lighting controls work by detecting the presence or absence of people in a room after which, they switch on/off the lights, respectively. Occupancy sensors detect presence of people in a room, then switches on the lights automatically, without letting the room occupants roam their hands on the walls trying to locate the position of light switch. When you are entering a room with full hands, you will appreciate this lighting control.
Vacancy sensors on the other hand, work by detecting the absence of people in a room, then switches off the lights automatically. You will therefore not have to worry about switching off the lights on your way out.
- Motion detectors
Motion detectors work by sensing motion in their surroundings, and then switches on the lights connected to them. You could connect them to your outdoor security lights for a more secured home environment. When someone trespasses into your loan, they are triggered into switching on the lights, thus letting you know that someone is in your front yard or backyard.
Reducing your overall monthly energy bill could be achieved by regulating the brightness of your lighting system. Dimmers work by regulating the brightness of your bulbs and other lights by reducing their brightness. When you install the dimmers, you may set the ambience to the level you find comfortable to you and your family.
- Photo sensors
Photo sensors switches on/off the lights connected to them, depending on the availability of the natural light, or day light. When its dawn and the natural light have begun to shine, they are triggered into switching off the lights automatically. The lights remain switched off throughout the day until dusk has approached. Once there is absence of the natural light, they switch on the lights automatically, without you having to be present to switch on the lights. These lighting controls are very suitable for your security lights.
- Timers or Schedulers
Timers work by switching on/off the lights at specific times of the day or night. They automatically switch on/off the lights, even when you aren’t at home as long as you had set them to. You therefore don’t have to worry about doing the work all by yourself. You will also not worry about any light being left on when not in use.
What are the benefits of using these lighting controls?
- Saves money and energy
Lighting controls such as occupancy sensors, motion detectors and photo sensors only switch on lights when they are needed thus, saving energy. What saves energy also saves money since you will pay less monthly energy bills.
- Convenience of use
These lighting controls can switch on/off the lights without you having to be physically present to do the entire work. They can also be controlled from anywhere, making them very convenient. They also can control the lights by themselves, without any human intervention. This adds more convenience to their use.
- They’re easy to use
Since some, such as occupancy sensors, vacancy sensors, motion detectors and photo sensors control the lights by themselves; their uses are made very easy. Anyone can therefore use these smart lighting controls.
- Affordable pricing
These devices are very much affordable and can be bought by many consumers around the world. They’re within your budget. Buy one today and have your lighting system automated.